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Julian Cunningham-day

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Linklaters LLP

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Technology, media and telecommunications.


Julian is a partner in Linklaters’ TMT group and is also one of the leaders of its global telecoms, media and technology sector team. He has a wide practice encompassing regulatory and commercial telecoms work, all aspects of information governance, IT and outsourcing contracts, e-commerce and media work. His particular focus is working in highly regulated industries such as telecoms, financial services, professional services, utilities and the public sector, where he can combine his regulatory and commercial contracts expertise.


Trained Clifford Chance, London; qualified 2001; associate Linklaters, London 2001-08, counsel 2008-10, partner 2010.


French, German.


St Catherine‚Äôs College, Oxford (1996 MA Hons Modern Languages ‚Äď French and German); College of Law, Guildford (1998).

London: Risk advisory

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Under the leadership of Richard Cumbley, Linklaters LLP excels at international work alongside its experience in complex UK-focused matters. The group is also recognised for its knowledge of the fintech, digital health and technology sectors; it counts Bupa, HSBC and Experian as clients. Areas of focus for Cumbley include data security incidents, privacy litigation, regulatory matters and subject access issues. Other key individuals include Julian Cunningham-Day, who has recently been active advising on GDPR projects for global clients; senior privacy counsel Peter Church, who is a noteworthy name for technology issues; and Georgina Kon, whose recent work includes advising on GDPR implications, international data flows and the privacy aspects of big data projects and digitalisation. Managing associate Alaister Johnson is also recommended.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Leading individuals

Julian Cunningham-Day - Linklaters LLP

Within: Fintech

Linklaters LLP's fintech group acts for financial institutions and major banks, disruptive technology companies, many of which operate in the payments space, and crowdfunding platforms. The team frequently advises start-ups on the regulatory considerations of developing new digital tokens or payment systems, often based around utilising distributed ledger technology, and also advises large-scale fintech companies on setting up global banking structures that comply with regulatory standards. More broadly the practice is involved in fundraising work (ICOs/IPOs), corporate investments such as M&A and joint ventures, data governance, AI and cloud computing, and in advising on the use of blockchain platforms and smart contracts across a range of industries. Joint practice heads Julian Cunningham-Day and Richard Hay advise leading financial institutions on major technology projects, whereas Fionnghuala Griggs acts on corporate matters such as M&A and bank consortium projects. In a recent mandate, financial services regulatory partner Harry Eddis advised a Singapore-based start-up on the creation, transfer and issuance of digital tokens on a private blockchain.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Linklaters LLP's practice has particular expertise assisting clients with  corporate and M&A, commercial, contentious and regulatory matters in the IT and telecoms sectors; it also advises on infrastructure projects and digitisation matters in the healthcare, insurance and financial services industries. The team is jointly led by Julian Cunningham-Day, who advises on a range of transactional and regulatory matters in the telecoms space; IT procurement and outsourcing partner Richard Cumbley, and telecoms expert Iain Fenn. Georgina Kon is also noted; she handles a range of issues relating to disruptive technologies, IT licence audits, the use of big data and disputes.

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